Mercedes unveiled their new pickup truck today! They call it the X-Class, and our own Andrew Collins said it looks sleek. He’s right! It does look sleek. Like a sleek robot pig.
The Mercedes-Benz mid-sized pickup truck is really happening, and will look like a combination of the two “near-production” concept vehicles that were revealed today. Here’s a breakdown of the stats, specs and everything else you want to examine on the X-Class.
Even knowing the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck is be based off the somewhat-sleek Nissan Navara, I thought the company would line it up aesthetically with the brickish style of its commercial vehicles. Looks like I was very wrong– squint at the right spot and you might mistake this thing for a sports car.
We’ve known for some time that Mercedes-Benz will be building a mid-sized pickup truck in the near future. Or at least, they’ll rebadge a Nissan. But this week somebody seems to have actually spotted the thing cruising around Germany.
Remember the Mercedes pickup truck we all got so worked up on then forgot about? Based on everything we’ve heard it’s still headed to production within a few years, and a fresh batch of rumors has just been dumped on my desk.
While the public expected a decision from Mercedes-Benz on whether its pickup truck will be sold in the U.S. by the end of the year, it appears the manufacturer will need a little longer to weigh its options.
Since news broke this morning that Mercedes-Benz will build a mid-sized pickup truck, every comment I've seen has been "WTF," "stupid status symbol," or "why wouldn't they sell this in America?!" If those was your instinctive reactions, here's why you're wrong.